Archive for May, 2009

NPR Political Correspondent to Keynote Roundtable Summer Meeting


Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Juan Williams PhotoSenior political correspondent Juan Williams of National Public Radio and other national media will be the keynote speaker at the summer meeting of the Vermont Business Roundtable, which will be held on June 18 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center.  Williams will deliver “The Latest from Washington – An Insider’s View” following dinner and a brief awards presentation.

Roundtable members and government leaders from across the state are expected to attend the event, and non-members are also encouraged to participate.  Dubbed a “Summer Celebration,” the regular meeting of the Roundtable’s membership will culminate in an evening of social networking, celebrating leadership and learning political insights from one of the nation’s leading political analysts. (more…)

My Turn: Vermont’s Competitive Advantage


Friday, May 1st, 2009

Op – Ed by Bill Stritzler, Smugglers’ Notch President and  Vermont Business Roundtable Chair

Many of today’s visitors to Smugglers’ Notch Resort are too young to remember when Gov. Phil Hoff’s administration launched their enormously successful “beckoning country” campaign in the 1960s. Their actions threw open the state’s doors to down-country people yearning for fresh air, open space and a slower pace of life. They came in droves back then, and they still do today. This influx of visitors generates an economic bonanza, bringing in over $1.5 billion per year to this state and supporting over 33,000 jobs. (more…)